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Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 5:30pm EDT
fly?" martyn stacey: "yeah there was about four or five or us all said no to flying". schwartz: the company that did fly and clipped trees coming in to land was balloon adventures, up up and away ltd. dean ragg: "i'm not surprised". schwartz: "the company says it was a minor incident, there was no damage done". dean ragg: "no, but the potential was hugely there for a major incident". schwartz: dean ragg is a former chief pilot of balloon adventures up up and away. when he left the company in march 2010, he took his safety concerns to the civil aviation authority. four months later the caa grounded the company's seven balloons for seven weeks. it said the operation presented a threat to people's safety. dean ragg: [balloon pilot] "i started looking into rules, regulations, maintenance and all that sort of stuff and i found a few things that needed being tidying up. then i went through the process of tidying those particular spots up with a little difficulty". ♪ schwartz: one of the two directors of balloon adventures up up and away is pilot chris johnson. as a young army offic
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 1:30pm EDT
yourself". anna: "so you're going to be out on the edge like this, push off away from us as far as you can go, go in head first". scott ashcroft: "yeah at the moment i'm not feeling too bad". schwartz: "how many times have you been to the bathroom?" scott ashcroft: "a couple" (laughing) schwartz: two and a half million people travel to new zealand each year. nearly forty per cent will try at least one adventure activity. steve latham: "how are you feeling?" scott ashcroft: "not good man". steve latham: "okay man just breathe it in. relax. chill out. just live in the moment okay? just have one thing in mind and that is as soon as you get to that platform, you're jumping, you're not going to stop. we're jumping aren't we? scott ashcroft: "yeah". steve latham: "jumping?" scott ashcroft: "yeah". steve latham: "jumping. go on. happy birthday". schwartz: new zealand's highest bungy jump is no cheap thrill. the 134 metre plunge costs about two hundred australian dollars, but jumpers say the experience is priceless. steve latham: "okay man it's show time". here we go. three... two... one... go! aj
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